FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Colleen Valdini
Public & External Affairs Manager
VP, Public & External Affairs
Phone: (631) 376-4104
Date: October 19, 2010
West Islip, NY – Good Samaritan Nursing Home staff and Good Samaritan Hospital administrators were joined by faculty, elected officials and Nursing Home residents and family members at a recent ribbon cutting celebrating nursing home renovations and enhancements. Work was done to several areas, but noticeable changes can be seen in the lobby and the dining room.
The first phase of the renovations included redesign of the bathrooms, allowing for private bathing in a modern, earth-tone, spa-like environment. The front lobby was remodeled with a new reception area to better receive visitors and conduct day-to-day operations. The main dining room offers new seating areas to accommodate residents and their families in a friendly and comfortable setting. Also, the newly decentralized kitchen allows for a quicker serving system of hot-plated food to satisfy residents’ wishes. The final phase of renovations will include further enhancement to residents’ rooms, redesigned nursing stations for a more residential look and painting the exterior of the building, in addition to landscaping. “These ‘home improvements’ are the catalyst to providing a better quality of life to the residents,” stated Good Samaritan Nursing Home CFO and Interim Vice President of Continuing Care Bill Mead.
“I am proud to be the administrator of Good Samaritan Nursing Home during a time when the health care industry is recognizing and supporting the importance of culture change in long-term care,” said Teriann Cronin, LMSW, LNHA. “I’d like to acknowledge the staff for their efforts in the coordination of the renovations. It takes a cohesive team to accomplish such a project, while maintaining the daily operation of the facility and care of residents.”
Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Sayville, blends high tech with a healing touch, employing an interdisciplinary approach toward nursing home care with emphasis on the well-being of residents. Established in 1980, the nursing home is a hospital-based nursing facility that has the advantage of being able to rely upon technological support and services of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. This modern facility offers the comforts of home and the highest level of specialized medical and nursing care. The nursing home provides 24-hour nursing supervision, physical and occupational therapy, a comprehensive recreation program, medical and dental services, hospice and palliative care, and home-cooked meals under the supervision of culinary-trained chefs and a registered dietitian.
“What I really find unique about the nursing home is that it is small enough to personally recognize each resident’s qualities, yet large enough to have the vast resources of Good Samaritan Hospital at its disposal for the benefit of all the residents,” stated Mr. Mead.
For more information on Good Samaritan Nursing Home, please call (631) 376-4444.
Pictured (L-R): Suffolk County Assemblyman Philip Boyle, Town of Islip Councilman Steven Flotteran, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center Executive Vice President and CAO Charles Bové, Islip Town Supervisor Philip Nolan, Good Samaritan Nursing Home Administrator Teriann Cronin, Good Samaritan Nursing Home Chaplain Sister Doris Deane, Town of Islip Town Clerk Regina Duffy, Town of Islip Deputy Town Clerk Pat Curcci, Suffolk County Legislator DuWayne Gregory, Good Samaritan Nursing Home CFO and Interim Vice President of Continuing Care Bill Mead.
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is a 537-bed (including 100 nursing home beds), voluntary, not-for-profit hospital located in West Islip. The medical center, which has more than 4,500 employees and almost 900 physicians on staff, had more than 30,000 patient admissions and more than 100,000 emergency room visits in 2009. Good Samaritan is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Visit the website at www.good-samaritan-hospital.org.
Good Samaritan provides more than $54 million in community service and charity care each year. The medical center supplies residents with the tools necessary to maintain good health. This includes community lectures, screenings, health fairs and other community programs and services.